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Articles By Masha Borak

Masha Borak is a technology journalist. Her work has appeared in Wired, Business Insider, Rest of World, and other media outlets. Previously she reported for the South China Morning Post in Hong Kong. Reach out to her at masha@biometricupdate.com.

 

Estonia picks Zetes as digital ID electronic certificate provider

Estonia has awarded the tender for issuing electronic certificates for the country’s electronic identity to Belgium-based Zetes. The 10-year tender…

 

LatAm nations get EU help on CRVS, digital governance

Digital IDs and digital governance projects continue to be discussed in the Latin American and Caribbean region with players such…

 

Victorians sign up for mobile driving licenses in droves but let down at the pub

Victoria reports 200,000 people signing up for mobile driving licenses (mDLs) within the first 48 hours of their introduction this…

 

Retail biometrics queues up from shopping malls to quick serve restaurants

Despite skepticism among American consumers, biometric payments in retail are about to have a moment, according to some experts. These…

 

Grabba extends deal in UAE, eyes lucrative US and European market

Australian biometric identity authentication firm Grabba has signed a new, “significant contract” with United Arab Emirates telecommunications company Du Telecom,…

 

UK plans to review identity verification, bank data to reduce benefits fraud

The UK government has laid out its plans to prevent benefit fraud – promising to save taxpayers £9 billion by…

 

Nordic and Baltic countries need better cross-border digital identity matching: NOBID

Nordic and Baltic countries need better identity matching solutions to make cross-border digital identity a reality, concludes a new report…

 

Kazakhstan refreshes national ID cards amid digital government push

In recent years, Kazakhstan has emerged as a digital leader on the international stage, quietly rising to 28th on the…

 

Belgium launches national digital identity wallet

Belgium has become one of the first countries to launch a digital identity wallet after the publication of the European…

 

Kuwait extends deadline for mandatory biometrics registration

Kuwait has extended the deadline for submitting fingerprint data for the country’s central biometric database. Kuwaitis will be able to…

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